Bay Chamber Concerts and Music School announces the addition of two new faculty members to its roster of professionals: Nate Martin, double bass instructor and Nicole Rabata, flute.

Both Martin and Rabata will teach private lessons to all ages and abilities at the Music School studios in the Shepherd Building in Rockport Village.

Martin has been playing the double bass since he was 13 years old, and participated with the top ensembles at the Boston Youth Symphony Orchestras and the New England Conservatory Prep Program. He continued his education at Boston University (BM ’11) and New England Conservatory (MM ’13) where he studied with Edwin Barker and Todd Seeber of the Boston Symphony. Most recently he participated in the National Arts Center Orchestra of Canada’s Institute for Orchestral Studies, where he was seen in halls in Ottawa, Toronto, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Chongqing, and Beijing under Maestro Pinchas Zukerman. He enjoys hiking, libraries, food, beer, and the night sky. He makes his home in Lincolnville.

Rabata has performed extensively throughout Europe and the United States as a soloist and chamber musician. Highlights include appearances at the International Flute Festival of Lund, Sweden, the Magic Flute Festival in Stockholm, the Portland Chamber Music Festival and the National Flute Convention in San Diego. Most recently, Nicole performed with Bayside Trio as part of Bay Chamber Concerts Music at Noon series at the Farnsworth Art Museum this winter. She holds an Artists’ Diploma and master's degree in Performance from Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester, England and she currently serves on the faculty at Colby College.

On Sunday, May 4, beginning at 1 p.m., Bay Chamber Concerts and Music School is hosting an Open House and Faculty Recital in Rockport Village. Martin will be available to meet interested students and will also be featured on the Faculty Recital with fellow faculty member Malcolm Brooks at 3 p.m. the Union Hall in Rockport. Both of these events are free and open to the public.

For more information about lessons in flute, bass or any of the many music school offerings, please call 236-2823 or visit